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Re: Emerich Bétsy

A. Magazzu (View posts)
Posted: 7 Sep 2004 6:17PM GMT
Classification: Query
The 3K to 5K figure you are finding is most misleading, as it can cost many times that figure to restore one of these pianos. We have only located five other Emerich Betsy instruments remaining in the world, a few of which you may have seen. As a fully restored antique, this seven foot piano has a rather high value to a collector, but little value to somebody who just wants a good piano to practice on. The early type Viennese style action will not repeat as fast as a modern piano, which makes the instrument unsuitable for modern artists or serious pianists. We are restoring one of these pianos for a customer, who has asked us to research its history. We have restored thousands of pianos and find it most unusual that a piano maker, capable of building such large pianos, to a high degree of precision with the best of materials and deftly perfect workmanship, is not known as a true Austrian Treasure! Thanks for your comments-- they deserve very careful consideration-- most interesting. We have people in England and Germany working on this and I will send it along. Again, many thanks.
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A. Magazzu 6 Sep 2004 3:59PM GMT 
KUPAN 7 Sep 2004 9:12PM GMT 
A. Magazzu 8 Sep 2004 12:17AM GMT 
TilmanB 14 Sep 2004 12:07PM GMT 
A. Magazzu 14 Sep 2004 1:43PM GMT 
Lajos Reich 14 Sep 2004 2:17PM GMT 
A. Magazzu 14 Sep 2004 6:05PM GMT 
monika_woods1 28 Jun 2012 9:47AM GMT 
Data36 10 Jul 2012 9:05AM GMT 
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